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Freelance copyeditor to all amazing self-published and independent authors. Check out my editing page for more information. <3 Mickey is the blogger behind I’m A Book Shark. She really wishes there was a better explanation for why she’s a book shark. A new twitter name was needed, and it had to be about her favorite hobby: reading! For whatever reason, sharks also came to mind, and a book shark was born. Besides reading, Mickey is a natural reddish-headed, late-twenties, tattooed, entertainment-of-all-kinds lover, wife of husband, mother of reptiles (and a cat and two puppies, all spoiled), student, employee, boss, and (mostly) raw vegan. Oh yeah, and she likes to blog. www.imabookshark.com

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Everneath - Brodi Ashton See full review here!

This is a slightly spoilery book review. Be a little cautious when reading the numbered section.

I had quite a few problems with this book, but I'll try to keep this to the point. If you have answers for me, I'd love to hear them. Here we go..

1) I don't understand the time thing. I get that it goes faster in this Everneath. And Nikki keeps saying that she was there for 100 years, but in Earth time it was only a few months. She didn't age while down there, and she was able to slip right back into her old life. SO IT WASN'T REALLY 100 YEARS! Not for her anyway. I was irritated with that.

2) She also mentions that she only remembered Jack. Specifically. So why is it that she makes it home and remembers her brother, her father, Jules, her mother's death, etc? Did I miss something?

3) Really.. she's wasting her precious Returned time on SCHOOL?

4) Nikki seems like many people these days, thinking they don't have to take the consequences for her actions. She even says something about getting out of paying her debt. That's not how life works, honey. My goodness.

However.. once I got into this book, I read it pretty quickly. It was getting a bit irritating that Nikki wasn't figuring things out as fast as I was, but that's okay. Cole and Jack were pretty good opposites. As much as you want to hate Cole, you can't help but feel for him. And Jack just pulls at your heartstrings.

I think a lot of people will like this novel. It's definitely a little different. And I really did like how the author slowly fills us in on the past, the events that lead up to Nikki's choice to go to the Feed. So with all the gripes I have, I obviously enjoyed it enough to finish and actually want to read the second one by the end.